What We Do
Our highly specialised and experienced teams of IRATA and SPRAT certified Rope Access Technicians are a fast and cost efficient solution for a range of wind turbine maintenance activities. Complementing our rope technicians we utilise blade access platforms supplemented by our patented Ventura Habitat to provide weather proof all-year solutions.
We also have in-house fabric maintenance expertise drawing on many years experience in the oil & gas sector and are therefore able to provide teams for all paint damage related activity.
As Europe’s leading wind turbine maintenance companies, you can expect to see our teams working on over 40 wind farms on and offshore annually – more than any other maintenance company.
Blade Inspection & Repair
Utilising a variety of access techniques for inspection, GEV is able to provide a fast and effective service to complete the detailed analysis of all aspects of damage to the blades.
If necessary, we are able to deploy an expert close visual inspection of the blade to correctly classify levels of damage, using rope access techniques as the quickest method to save on lost production. The incorrect diagnosis of damage is a common issue and typically leads to unforeseen delays with the repair process and preventative campaigns exceeding budgets.
Inspections can also be performed using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) and with the use of blade access platforms for all activity, if this is a site preferred method.
Our technicians are trained to the highest of OEM standards and generally spend over a month completing intensive training prior to being certified for repair activity.
With Europe’s largest dedicated workforce for blade inspection & repair activity, we are able to not only guarantee the highest levels of expertise but also react quickly and save our clients time reducing the cost of lost production.
We are typically engaged to complete the following either planned or reactive blade inspection & repair activity:
- Tip repairs
- Erosion on the leading edge
- Trailing and leading edge splitting
- Lightning damage
- Laminate damage
- Replacement of retrofits
- Repair to cracks and faults
- Shipping and construction related damage
- End of Warranty (EOW) campaigns